Swedish central bank to launch digital currency pilot project

The Swedish Central Bank said on Friday it would sign an agreement with consulting firm Accenture to create a pilot platform for digital currency called e-krona. "The main goal of the pilot project is to expand banks' understanding of the technical possibilities of e-krona," the Bank of Sweden said in a statement. In recent years, Sweden's cash usage has declined rapidly and the Bank of Sweden has been considering whether figures should be issued Currency to promote the development of secure and efficient payment systems.